Fire en American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards <div class="node-body article-body">Each year American City & County honors new impactful and innovative public projects that communities across the nation completed with the Crown Community awards. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Green Building Fire GIS & GPS Housing Law Enforcement Bonus Content Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000 80561 at California wildfires spark issues of bilingual emergency communications <div class="node-body article-body">As wildfires continue to sweep across California, issues concerning emergency communications with the Spanish-speaking population have surfaced.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Management Fire Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:00 +0000 80491 at <p>Wildfire in Ojai, Calif. on Dec. 6. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> As California smolders, Tennessee city officials rebuild from 2016 wildfire, get new alert system <div class="node-body article-body">As California battles its wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. officials are still picking up the pieces from the devastating blaze they faced almost a year ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Fire Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:24:00 +0000 79961 at <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href=",_Tennessee.JPG">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Fire authorities exhaust resources to combat California wildfires <div class="node-body article-body">Local fire authorities across California have designated numerous firefighters and equipment for combating the massive wildfires raging across the California wine country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:25:00 +0000 79871 at <p>Smoke from the California wildfires, as captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> Post-New Year, cities crack down on fireworks, celebratory gunfire <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many cities, including Montgomery, Ala., issued advisories about fireworks before the holiday, per;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Richland, Wash. is considering banning all fireworks, the Tri-City Herald reports.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:42:00 +0000 75471 at <p>The IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show at Epcot at Walt Disney World. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Burned Oakland warehouse received complaints for years; officials disagree on how to proceed <div class="node-body article-body">For years, Oakland, Calif. officials had fielded complaints about the warehouse in which a deadly fire killed over 36 in early December. Now, question of accountability linger in the city as officials disagree on how to proceed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:01:00 +0000 74991 at <p>The Oakland Ghost Ship fire on the morning of Dec.&nbsp;3. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Governments across Tennessee respond to deadly Gatlinburg wildfire <div class="node-body article-body">City, county and state employees in Tennessee have banded together to respond to the raging wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. that have so far damaged hundreds of buildings and caused three deaths. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:13:00 +0000 74761 at <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href=",_Tennessee.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> California wildfire becomes most expensive in U.S. history <div class="node-body article-body">The Soberanes Fire, which has burned over 132,069 acres by Monterey County, Calif., has cost $235 million to fight.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:19:00 +0000 73601 at <p>Burnout operations being carried out on the eastern rim of the&nbsp;Soberanes&nbsp;Fire on Sept. 17. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Playing with fire <div class="node-body blog-body">Four new firefighters have been accused of calling in fake emergencies to local police so that they could savor the excitement of riding in fire trucks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Governments&#039; Lighter Side Thu, 19 May 2016 20:39:00 +0000 71291 at <p>Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Oregon district places big order for fire equipment (with related video) <div class="node-body article-body">Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has placed an order for 15 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Response Fleets Emergency Management Fire Fire Fleets Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:39:00 +0000 70871 at <p>In the photo: Pierce Dash CF custom pumpers that&nbsp;Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has purchased. Pierce Manufacturing has announced an order for 15 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus from the Oregon district. The purchase includes six Pierce Dash CF custom pumpers, two Pierce Arrow XT aerial tillers, three Pierce tankers, two Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus, one Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue, and one Pierce air-light heavy-duty rescue.</p>